Jesse Come Home

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Jesse Come Home
Studio album by James Gang
Released February 7, 1976
Recorded December 1975
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 31:02
Label Atco
Producer Howard & Ron Albert
James Gang chronology
Newborn
(1975)
Jesse Come Home
(1976)

Jesse Come Home is the ninth and final album by James Gang, released in 1976. This album is the only one recorded with lead guitarist Bob Webb and keyboardist Phil Giallombardo (Giallombardo had been an early member of the band prior to their ever recording). The album title refers to the "namesake" of the band: Jesse James. The cover features an atmospheric painting with the folk hero riding off into the sunset, leading to fan speculation over the years that the album was always intended as the band's last. While James Gang reunited several times in the years to follow their 1977 breakup, this remains the band's final studio work.

Both Jesse Come Home and its predecessor Newborn have been released on one compact disc by Wounded Bird Records.

Critical Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of the album "was the James Gang's final album, and it's not too difficult to see why. Ignoring the group's continuing failure to write strong songs, the main problem of the album lies in the bland, uninspired playing of the entire group."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Phil Giallombardo & Bob Webb, except where noted.

  1. "I Need Love" (Phil Giallombardo) – 3:17
  2. "Another Year" – 3:59
  3. "Feelin' Alright" (Jay Giallombardo, Jim Fox, Dale Peters, Bob Webb) – 3:26
  4. "Peasant Song" – 3:56
  5. "Hollywood Dream" – 3:12
  6. "Love Hurts" – 3:29
  7. "Pick Up the Pizzas" (Webb) – 2:30
  8. "Stealin' the Show" – 3:58
  9. "When I Was a Sailor" – 6:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Phil Giallombardo – keyboards, piano, vocals.
  • Bob Webb – guitars, vocals.
  • Dale Peters – bass guitar, percussion, vocals.
  • Jim Fox – drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals.
  • Nelson Flaco Pedron – percussion.

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 109

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Jesse Come Home > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011.